ABOUT

Every August the tiny village of Katydata wakes up to the sound of winds! That’s when world music traditions and jazz, topped with some contemporary sounds, meet up at Windcraft Music Fest for a two-day music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist; where you can listen to good music, dance, play, laugh and feel good cheer everywhere!

Windcraft Μusic Fest has been organised by the non-profit cultural association Windcraft Loud since 2014 in the village Katydata (Nicosia region, Cyprus) and aims in showcasing the musical work of local and international artists and in involving all visitors in the process of music creation through interaction. The festival focuses specifically on wind instruments and wind players, which are featured in different music styles and combinations.

In unique traditional settings of the Cypriot countryside, such as the yard of an old inn, an orchard, or picturesque village squares, local and international artists and bands present their original music projects, influenced by music traditions of the world. Workshops, walks and other parallel activities invite participants of all ages to take part in the process of music creation and explore the village and its culture through a community building process.

In 2020 the 7th edition of the festival had to be postponed, due to the pandemic of Covid-19. One year after, in 2021, the event is organised in a slightly different manner in order to adopt to the existing preventative measures against Covid-19, and takes on the name Windcraft Music Nest. 

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THE VILLAGE OF KATYDATA

Hidden among the beautiful Solea valley, at the foothills of the Troodos mountain and overlooking the sea of Morphou, is the welcoming village Katydata.

This is a rural community that fosters its binds with tradition and keeps the collectiveness among its people alive. Visiting the Museum of Mining Heritage and the Skouriotissa Monastery is worthwhile, but also just walking through the traditional houses and endless olive groves of the village is a pure pleasure.

HOW TO GET THERE

FROM NICOSIA

50 Km / Around 50 Minutes By Car

  • At Anthoupoli roundabout, take the exit to the highway A9 towards Troodos.

  • At the roundabout at the end of the highway take the second exit towards Peristerona.

  • Continue straight in Leoforos Lefkosias (B9) for around 10km until you reach Astromeritis.

  • At the traffic lights turn left. After around 15 km turn right towards Kalopanayiotis / Kykkos.

  • After 4,5Km take the first turn to the right towards Katydata. Continue for one more Kilometre until you see the village’s church on your left side.

  • Turn left exactly after the church and you will find yourself in the beautiful village of Katydata!

FROM LIMASSOL

60 Km / Around 1 Hour By Car

  • At Polemidia roundabout take the exit towards Troodos (B8, Gianni Kranidioti Avenue).

  • Pass by the villages of Alassa and Trimiklini.

  • At Saittas turn right towards Kato Amiantos.

  • At the Kyperounta/Troodos crossing go straight towards Kakopetria.

  • Pass by Platania and the villages Kakopetria, Galata, Evrichou.

  • Turn left towards Kalopanayiotis/Kykkos. After 4,5Km take the first turn to the right towards Katydata.

  • Continue for one more Kilometre until you see the village’s church on your left side.

  • Turn left exactly after the church and you will find yourself in the beautiful village of Katydata!